In this article we will discuss 5 Facts you must know when shopping or CBD online. First lets go over the basics.
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is an alternative that is gaining a decent amount of fanbase these days. Just look up CBD on the internet, and you’ll find thousands of online shops offering their best deals for CBD, especially CBD oils.
Unfortunately, there is nothing perfect in this world, and the same goes for CBD. CBD is not regulated, and this leads to many scams about CBD effects appearing here and there on the internet. The scams also lead to misinformation that, if not validated properly, can harm potential customers and their impression of CBD.
This article is written in order to prevent such misinformation and help potential customers to avoid scams.
1. CBD Is Natural And Does Not Make You Feel Intoxicated
Intoxication is one of the false myths regarding CBD effects. CBD is one of several substances from the cannabis Sativa plant such as marijuana and hemp.
However, it should be noted that THC is the substance that gives the intoxicated feeling, not CBD. THC is dominant in marijuana, while hemp mostly consists of CBD. To avoid the “high” side effect, CBD producers prefer to extract CBD from hemp.
CBD also contributes to the maintenance of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). ECS consists of three components: endocannabinoids, enzymes, and receptors. The three components work in harmony in order to properly maintain the many functions of the body connected to ECS. ECS also helps at maintaining homeostasis, or stable mode, of the body.
For ECS to work properly, it needs a decent number of endocannabinoids that does not directly bind the receptors. This is where CBD comes into play. Instead of binding the receptors, CBD pushes the body to naturally produce more endocannabinoids.
There is no such thing as unnatural CBD. The process done by CBD is completely natural and does not involve dangerous chemicals. It also does not make you feel high.
2. Different CBD Products, Different Methods
You might not know this, but there are different kinds of CBD available besides CBD oil. CBD edibles and capsules are some examples of other products you can use. Since the products are consumed differently, the CBD effects can kick in slower or faster, depending on the product.
So far, the fastest product is CBD oil. You just need a few drops on your tongue and let it sit there for 90 seconds to let capillaries absorb the oil. Since the oil goes directly to the capillaries, it will reach ECS faster than other products.
For those who don’t like the texture of the oil, they can opt for CBD capsules. CBD capsules are more practical since they have a fixed dosage you can swallow easily. However, the CBD effects will take a while to start since the capsule will have to pass the digestive system first.
CBD gummies are similar to capsules. What makes them different is the taste, as gummies have better flavor than capsules. At Reliefly we chose to be 100% natural and that includes our Vegan Gummies!
3. Get Valid Third-Party Lab Reports
Since the CBD industry is not regulated, it is hard to keep track of the producers’ reputation. Sure, many online CBD sellers tend to have neat and sophisticated websites, but it is not enough to measure the honesty of the sellers.
To solve the problem above, it is best to get reports from third-party laboratories. Reputable manufacturers usually send a batch of their products to labs so that consumers can check the details of the product. You can get the products’ report through our website by clicking on the product of your choosing and finding the “lab report” section. Furthermore on every bottle we provide a QR code that will direct you to a website to enter your batch number found on the bottom of the bottle to verify the lab results!
4. Hemp Seed Oil Is Not CBD Oil
People tend to misunderstand hemp seed oil’s nature because of its resources. Yes, CBD is extracted from hemp, but that does not mean that hemp cannot be used other than producing CBD-related products.
It should be noted that CBD is extracted from hemp’s flowers and leaves. The stalk is where hemp seed oil and hemp fabric come from. Since the stalk is rich in nutrients and proteins, companies produce cooking oils and superfoods out of it.
Although hemp seed oil comes from hemp stalks, they barely contain any CBD at all. You can recognize a proper CBD oil by the explicit statement of its content on its cover.
At this time Amazon prohibits CBD oil thus only allowing Hemp Seed Oil. Beware this is NOT CBD Oil and will not have the same effects!
5. CO2 Is The Safest Method To Extract Cannabinoids
There are several ways to extract cannabinoids from hemp. One of the least used methods is using olive oil. Olive oil is not used often because it cannot extract lots of cannabinoids, and sometimes companies are left without profit because of it.
Another method that is commonly used is solvent extraction. Although solvent extraction is effective to separate the cannabinoids from the harmful materials, sometimes we have no idea whether the harmful materials are completely separated from the cannabinoids. The harmful materials might leak to the cannabinoids without us knowing it.
The last method is CO2 extraction. The extraction is done by using carbon dioxide to extract the necessary ingredients at a specific temperature and pressure. CO2 extraction is the method that is commonly used to create a pure and safe ingredient out of hemp. Simply put, using the CO2 from the air we breathe we are able to extract the beneficial compounds of the plant.
There are lots of laboratories that produce CO2 extraction machines. It might not be the cheapest option, but it’s definitely the one of the safest ones.
Reliefly chooses to use supercritical CO2 extraction for all of our premium CBD products! By choosing CO2 extraction we can ensure that our products are solvent free and are the best tasting on the market!
Don’t Forget These CBD Facts and Tips To Buying CBD Online!
Although the tips above are not the only tips about CBD, they are sufficient enough to ensure a smooth purchase of your CBD product. Keep in mind that you are buying CBD, not THC. Make sure that the product explicitly states CBD on its cover, and do not mistake a hemp seed oil for CBD oil. Before finalizing your purchase, don’t forget to check the results from laboratories and, verify the extraction method.
Last but not the least, you must research CBD’s benefits. It is best to purchase CBD knowing CBD effects and how it can benefit you. As long as you are aware of CBD’s effects and do the tips above, I’m sure you’ll get the perfect CBD product for you!